Twenty million people use public transport during celebrations of Moscow’s 870th anniversary

Twenty million people use public transport during celebrations of Moscow’s 870th anniversary
The metro and the Moscow Central Circle (MCC) operated 24 hours a day during celebrations of Moscow’s 870th anniversary.

On 9-10 September, city residents and tourists used the metro, the MCC, surface transport, commuter trains and taxicabs 20 million times.

The metro and the MCC operated 24 hours a day over the weekend. On 9 September, the 149 most popular Moscow City Transit Authority (Mosgortrans) surface transport routes and five commercial routes operated until 3 am.

“The city’s transport system coped successfully with extra loads and carried 20 million passengers over the weekend; this is more than on weekdays,” Maxim Liksutov, Head of the City Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, noted.

The city focused on security, with police officers patrolling surface transport stops. Additional transport security officers were posted at metro and MCC stations, and inspectors of the metro's Passenger Mobility Centre worked at stations near public event venues.